Among the most popular New Year’s resolutions last year, was to get healthy, get organized, spend less and save more, and to live life to the fullest (the most popular). This year is another opportunity for a fresh start and for changes that will lead to a happier and healthier life. Since living life to the fullest means making every moment count, consider these New Year’s resolutions for your time spent commuting.
Get Into a Better Mode
A change in the way you commute could be a change for the better. Switching from car to transit means letting someone else do the driving and giving yourself free time to do more. You can also go from driving by the bike lane to riding in the bike lane for a more healthier commuting option. If it’s been awhile since you’ve researched all your transportation choices, now would be a good time to do so and you may uncover new routes, new park-and-rides and new bicycling programs to make the switch easier.
Time to Write that Book
Author, John le Carré, wrote his first novels on his commute which has inspired other published authors to do the same. 2018 could be the year you achieve your goals, like writing a book, reading more, and getting other personal projects off the ground. Make this the year you pick your project and get it done.
Organize a Carpool
By sharing your ride to work with others who drive, you’ll be helping the environment by reducing the number of cars on the road and saving money on the amount of gas and tolls you pay to get to work. It can also help save on car insurance. To get started, get the word out and select riders based on routes, pickup locations, and daily commuting schedules. Learn more about our RideMatch Program that helps employees find carpool companions.
As one of the most popular resolutions every New Year, this can be an easy one to commit to if you enroll in your company’s commuter benefits program. By using tax-free dollars for commuting you can save up to 40% on your annual commuting costs. By offering commuter benefits, your employer can also save on payroll taxes. Calculate your savings and let your employer know about the value of commuter benefits here.